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Reds Beat Black Sox 9-1

October 2, 2009 |  4:00 am

Oct. 2, 1919, Cartoon

Oct. 2, 1919: Cartoonist Edmund Waller "Ted" Gale on "Base-Ballsheviki." Notice the little baseball bombs.

Oct. 2, 1919, World Series

When an 8-to-5 favorite in a World Series is beaten by a score of 9 to 1 in the first game, it looks as if all the dope has been upset and all the wise experts are cuckoo...

Oct. 2, 1919, Black Sox World Series

... Before the game, the betting was 8 to 5 in favor of the Sox, but the Reds beat them 9 to 1 just the same. Something was wrong and it looks as if it was nothing else than overconfidence on the part of the Chicago team.

Sept. 25, 1920: Black Sox

Sept. 25, 1920: The Chicago grand jury "has received evidence which indicates an attempt by a nationwide ring of gamblers to 'pollute baseball and ruin the great national game, in the same way boxing was killed and horse racing crucified,' Henry H. Brigham, foreman, said."